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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By neanderthaler
I'm 5'4" or pushing it, maybe 5'5" and I can...

I'm 5'4" or pushing it, maybe 5'5" and I can comfortably and safely ride my 800 with the factory low seat. 30" inseam pants are too long on me. I am used to mx/enduro bikes, so the height isn't...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By neanderthaler
Jacket comparison

Forgive me if it has been beaten to death, I've searched

Warm weather riding jacket, off and on road capable. I think I've narrowed it down to BMW Rallye or Klim Latitude. Any advice?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 25,413
Posted By neanderthaler
I just got one on 14 June and didn't find the...

I just got one on 14 June and didn't find the height to be too much, as I'm used to mx bikes, I found my issue to be the width and the weight while mounting/dismounting. Adding bags or luggage makes...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
yes, i can't wait to get it back together either....

yes, i can't wait to get it back together either. patrick, just to keep me busy until i get my shipment mid-week, do you have a website where i can look at more of the stunning bikes you sometimes...
Forum: Trials 01-12-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
weighs about a hundred pounds

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4xLtNrOQy8Y/UPHX-d9YzhI/AAAAAAAAADc/Bi3lNcTmOh8/s128/20130111_162245.jpg
Forum: Trials 01-12-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
waiting for its motor

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VNeYoT820iw/UPHYSYGhATI/AAAAAAAAAEA/pNg_V1k2ILk/s128/20130111_171321.jpg
Forum: Trials 01-12-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
excited to be getting the motor back on wed (16...

excited to be getting the motor back on wed (16 jan 13) from hughs. according to tim, the piston looked fine, just honed cylinder and replaced rings, replaced clutch plates with barnett (only as an...
Forum: Trials 01-01-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
update

i started the rl250 thread, and have learned a few things since then - i realized that i like the rl because it rides and does most everything else closer to how my enduro bikes do. it is what i am...
Forum: Trials 12-19-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qR_nq2mZa5M/UNI...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qR_nq2mZa5M/UNIyykPkMsI/AAAAAAAAACo/4yGUgq_q6k0/s640/20121219_160856.jpg
Forum: Trials 12-19-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
just put new dunlop tires and new shocks on the...

just put new dunlop tires and new shocks on the suzook. i'll take it out tommorrow and see how much more i like it. what do you all think about raising the forks in the tripleclamps (making the...
Forum: Trials 12-17-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By neanderthaler
my insurance covered cti custom knee braces about...

my insurance covered cti custom knee braces about 12 years ago. i sent them back a couple years ago to be refurbished and when they came back, i couldn't tell if they were mine or brand new. when...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
here is my honest opinion after riding both bikes...

here is my honest opinion after riding both bikes at the same spot (sherpa t and rl, extremely novice, small drainage ditch lined with trees). i like the Suzuki more. i don't want to. it looks so...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By neanderthaler
can't help with your question, but vp Motosport...

can't help with your question, but vp Motosport 103 is $11/g here. normal 87 octane car gas is $3.39-3.79 here
Forum: Trials 12-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cas2VfeW580/UMe...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cas2VfeW580/UMe5YhZ0XUI/AAAAAAAAACM/aAtmhDVGcdU/s640/20121211_172040.jpg
Forum: Trials 12-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-muJjus4x7us/UMe...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-muJjus4x7us/UMe5ITXq-YI/AAAAAAAAACE/ZuZbCCYwejI/s640/20121211_172049.jpg
Forum: Trials 12-10-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
well, i found the gas tank leaking badly in a...

well, i found the gas tank leaking badly in a couple spots that looked like one of the two previous owners must've tried to jb weld. i'm gonna look locally to find someone to weld them. the best...
Forum: Trials 12-10-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
I got bored, changed my mind and made the drive...

I got bored, changed my mind and made the drive to see the Suzuki. glad i did. i hated making a decision based on pictures. i bought a 1974 RL250 exacta from a great family. these guys have been...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
thanks for the invite gesser. i've been to the...

thanks for the invite gesser. i've been to the itsa website, and that is part of what got me into the whole vintage trials thing. unfortunately (or fortunately depending upon your outlook) i'm in...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
i'm just gonna stick with the sherpa t. the bike...

i'm just gonna stick with the sherpa t. the bike i have is in way better condition than the RL. being such a novice, i don't think my choice of bike would make too much of a difference, anyway. i...
Forum: Trials 12-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
oldyams, yes i'm unfortunately finding this out...

oldyams, yes i'm unfortunately finding this out also. my local trials club says there aren't enough old bikes for a separate class, and i'm nowhere even remotely close to a riding spot, so again,...
Forum: Trials 12-05-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
i just had the seller e-mail me some detailed...

i just had the seller e-mail me some detailed photos. apparently his version of "great shape" and mine aren't the same. i'm not looking for museum quality, but. . .
lowpsi, thanks for the info. ...
Forum: Trials 12-05-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
todd, thanks for the quick response. sting, as...

todd, thanks for the quick response. sting, as always, i thank you for the wisdom. i think the plan, for the moment anyways, is going to be... pick up the suzuki, keep both, and see which one i...
Forum: Trials 12-05-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,960
Posted By neanderthaler
74 suzuki RL250 opinions

after i just bought a bultaco sherpa t model 92, i found a RL250 not too far away, and it sounds like the price and condition are great. i'm brand new to trials so i'm looking for some feedback. i...
Forum: Trials 11-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
wow. that sounds horrible. are you guys trying...

wow. that sounds horrible. are you guys trying to scare me off :D? although, now that i think about it, one of the 4st honda tl's would be nice
Forum: Trials 11-30-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
just lucky then. i wasted an extra 10min playing...

just lucky then. i wasted an extra 10min playing with wires.
Forum: Trials 11-30-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
i don't know how either, but when i changed the...

i don't know how either, but when i changed the wires where i described, it ran properly. i am not gonna boggle my mind to try and figure it out. i'm just relieved it works as it should. it was...
Forum: Trials 11-29-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
what the???

so i wired the 2 wire kill switch in, one side to ground, the other to the black wire at the terminal block (smaller gauge black wire side so it would fit under the screw easier). also, while i had...
Forum: Trials 11-29-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
thank you to jram and sting.

thank you to jram and sting.
Forum: Trials 11-29-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,967
Posted By neanderthaler
i'm brand new to this, but i just bought some...

i'm brand new to this, but i just bought some tires from b&j shipped to Florida and asked tons of questions about my sherpa at no charge :rofl great guys to talk to, fast shipping, kept in contact...
Forum: Trials 11-29-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
it does help, immensely. hope to get it done...

it does help, immensely. hope to get it done tonight. thanks
Forum: Trials 11-28-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
i finally got off my butt and picked up a kill...

i finally got off my butt and picked up a kill switch. the switch has two wires and i'm assuming they go to the terminal block under the gas tank. using the schematic patrik supplied on page 1 of...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 805
Posted By neanderthaler
i love that you posted these finds. i'm not...

i love that you posted these finds. i'm not looking for a bike now, but i really enjoy seeing what's out there, and what people think they are worth.
Forum: Trials 11-25-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
wow - i took the bike out to a really small local...

wow - i took the bike out to a really small local spot where there is a small but abrupt grass drainage ditch lined with a few trees behind some nearby houses. remember this is my first time on a...
Forum: Trials 11-25-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
don't know if this site wants me to mention other...

don't know if this site wants me to mention other forums, but i was talking about ktmtalk. if the mods want to remove this post, i won't be offended.
Forum: Trials 11-24-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
thanks for the info sting. i'm gonna count the...

thanks for the info sting. i'm gonna count the teeth and see if i can find the stock number of teeth in 1973. i have no idea what a vintage trials bike should "feel" like, so i don't know if i'm...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
so, as you can see above, i installed new vee...

so, as you can see above, i installed new vee rubber trials tires and new tubes. i also changed the bars and grips. i noticed a frayed throttle cable, so that's next on the list. now, i believe...
Forum: Trials 11-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8ZjzZhCBBhg/ULA...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8ZjzZhCBBhg/ULAEZdP_FPI/AAAAAAAAAB0/onqp_k4NJwM/s640/20121123_173620.jpg
Forum: Trials 11-21-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By neanderthaler
i like to see them come to a red light, stop,...

i like to see them come to a red light, stop, downshift 5 times, then look for neutral until the light turns green
Forum: Trials 11-19-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
i really appreciate all of you guys help and...

i really appreciate all of you guys help and feedback. i'm soaking up all of the info. I'll get updated pics next week with new tires mounted and hopefully some new bars. great knowledge base - keep...
Forum: Trials 11-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By neanderthaler
trials tires will be here today. i've been...

trials tires will be here today. i've been wondering about those bars, too. some pics show similar bars, other pics of 73 sherpas show much lower (but still wide) bars. i agree though, they look out...
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